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Theory & Audience Analysis

A Digital World: Redefining Law, Harassment, Tracking

A Response to Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody


1. In reference to the missing phone case, what are the laws stipulating how phone tracking can be legally utilized? For example, how much right does the government have to monitor my iPhone location? Could law enforcement have legally obtain the tracking information from the stolen phone and use this to arrest Sasha?

2. What are the legal parameters of digital threats? Could Sasha have received punishment based on her threat to hit Evan in the head with the stolen Sidekick?

3. Facebook recently added a timeline feature, causing articles to come out discussing its negatives and positives. Reading these articles is reminiscent of the articles discussing Google+ this past summer. Some feel Google+ is an attempt to centralize too much personal information, and the same argument is being made about Facebook’s introduction of the timeline feature. If this centralization of personal information takes place, how will this affect some of the arguments made in Here Comes Everybody? Will new laws need to be implemented? Are we creating Big Brother for ourselves?


About lindseyhuston

I'm a strategic thinker with an eye for design. A recent graduate of Wofford College, my liberal arts background in Philosophy and English provided me with extensive writing and analytical skills. I’m adding to my skill set at Elon University learning as an MA in Interactive Media student. Teachable, driven, with an affinity towards networking, I hope to utilize my skills in a career in advertising and interactive design.


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